Costanza Julia Bani
Assistant Professor of Film Production

Costanza Julia Bani

Department: Department of Film and Media
E-mail: costanzajulia.bani@uniarts.se
Telephone number: +46 8 49 400 569

I am Assistant Professor in Film and Media Production at the Stockholm University of the Arts and a freelance producer working internationally for different production companies, mainly for Fasad Production AB.

At the Stockholm University of the Arts, besides teaching, I have an active research project to build a platform for the film industry as a business of purpose, inspired by circular economy, aiming to reinvest part of the capital in underrepresented communities.

My seminars include all stages of the realization of an audio-visual production from talent scouting to packaging and pitching to classic and alternative distribution, including legal aspects. My focus in teaching is to open up internationally and eliminate borders to let filmmakers unfold their stories with an international eye and a research phase allowing thoughts for societal impact.

My research project is bound both to my passion for know-how transfer and to my experience in the film industry. They made me mature a need to secure a more democratic system of access to information and selection criteria by any institution, public or private, from endorsing training programs and development tools to film programmers, from funding bodies to distributors and sales agents, media lawyers and professional associations, especially for young film-makers and underrepresented categories.

I have been studying in Italy, UK and Germany – pursuing parallel an academic career and operating as a professional in the film industry, first as a scriptwriter and consultant, later focusing exclusively on production. I have a phd in film studies, centering on drama-theory and trans-codifications and their relationship to film industry economics and politics. I have a diploma as a scriptwriter at the dffb and as a creative producer at isff in Berlin.

Since 2018 I have been working mainly for Fasad Production in Sweden and Santifanti in Italy or acting as a production consultant, i.a. Nordisk Film AB and Escathon.

I am currently producing the feature debuts of Cristina Picchi and Jennifer Rainsford, as well as working on the new films by Erik Gandini, Måns Månsson, Jesper Ganslandt, Livia Giunti and Francesco Andreotti, and Milla Bergh all at different stages of development, production or postproduction.

I have participated in the Robert Bosch Stiftung mentorship programs in Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina and for the Arab World. I was selected both for the documentary campus and dok-incubator. I am an EAVE graduate 2015, a selected participant of the Cannes producer's network 2104 and 2016, a TFL Alumna and Sundance Grantee 2019.

For further enquires, feel free to contact me at my institutional email address: costanzajulia.bani@uniarts.se